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Liverpool vs Man City (H) Sunday 4:30pm - title decider?

Discussion in 'The Football Forum' started by Dreambeliever, Nov 6, 2019.

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  1. Dreambeliever

    Dreambeliever Looking on the brightside Member

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    Ha ha maybe he isn’t getting them around the ground and that’s the problem
     
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    FoxForceFive Administrator Administrator

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    Just cos some bellend wrote it on twitter doesn't make it funny.

    In fact, I'd argue the reverse.
     
  3. Dreambeliever

    Dreambeliever Looking on the brightside Member

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    I don’t think it’s funny but it could well end up being factual.
     
  4. manwithnoname

    manwithnoname Bravo old man. Bravo. Member

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    Some bellend called 'F1MCFC"

    He likes Formula 1 and apparently supports Man City.

    You just know what kind of turbomong that is. Probably has a Messi 10 duvet set
     
  5. Rosco

    Rosco Worse than Brendan Honorary Member

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    El Crossico sounds like what you'd call a game between two shit teams that just lump the ball in the box.
     
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    Modo A contentious scando Member

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    El crossico sounds like a Roman crucifixion passtime.
    But you're still OK Dreamy.
     
  7. Hansern

    Hansern Part of the Furniture Member

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    Klopp: "Even the guys who sell the hotdogs at Anfield need to be in top shape for Sunday." #LFC
     
  8. Frogfish

    Frogfish Gone to Redcafe Member

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    Thommo's been reading 6CM (because this is almost exactly what I said earlier) !

    Thommo's view: "For me, I would go with Gomez, I thought he was sloppy against Arsenal in the Carabao Cup, but he was excellent against Genk on Tuesday - I watched him very closely, he was back to his best. The reason I would go with Gomez is because you don't need the height as such, but you need the pace against City. I would go with him for our back line - Trent Alexander-Arnold, Andy Robertson, Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez, in which you have pace throughout. Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero and Riyad Mahrez all have skill, but an abundance of pace - it is a massive part of the City mechanic."
     
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    Frogfish Gone to Redcafe Member

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    Midfield

    Thommo's view: "I think Oxlade-Chamberlain has forced his way in and it gives Klopp a dilemma. Does he think he is absolutely 100 per cent fit for such a massive game? He certainly looks it and he has to have consideration for this game. With Henderson and Wijnaldum, they never look to strike from 25-30 yards, especially the way Oxlade-Chamberlain does. He gives you an added strike power, particularly at home.
    "I can see the benefits of Henderson and Wijnaldum away from home, but at Anfield the other option can be striking from range, which Oxlade-Chamberlain excels in. As we saw against Genk and Arsenal, he can shoot from distance and cause an additional threat. This will be another dilemma for Klopp, as the front three speaks for itself.
    "Fabinho is probably the best holding midfielder in the country at the moment, so I am not sure who will play alongside him. Henderson and Wijnaldum will be sweating on their positions, but he may go with his tried and trusted and potentially look for the impact in the last 20 minutes with Oxlade-Chamberlain."
     
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    Dee Well-Known Member

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    A win for us tomorrow will put Citeh in fourth if Leicester beat Arse later today

    Nice
     
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    Pace alone won't help if a player, especially a defender, is off form as Gomez has been most of the time since he came back. The more a defender has to use his pace, the more questionable his initial positioning is likely to have been.

    That said, if Gomez really is back to his best then yes, he should play.
     
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    Frogfish Gone to Redcafe Member

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    Well Thommo doesn't seem to think he's off form ;)

    I agree though, if Klopp isn't convinced then he'll play Lovren but from where I think Gomez has progressed to I'd take him. Lovren isn't going to catch Sterling / Aguero if they get the drop on him whereas even if not back to 100% Gomez's pace at least won't let them have a clear run on goal. City pose very little aerial threat (Stones perhaps). Just watch them score a header from a corner now. *sigh*
     
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    We should be looking at it from the perspective of either way we're getting fucked. Then the question becomes who is the more expendable defender that we don't care about sticking into the firing line to get blown to bits. It has to be Lovren.
     
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    ibromurph Well-Known Member

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    A win tomorrow and we are 8pts clear. This notion of being 9pts clear is factually incorrect.

    Also, City have Chelsea at the Etihad next and would be in 4th. If Chelsea win that, we would have to start taking them seriously as title contenders.
     
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    Frogfish Gone to Redcafe Member

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    I am simply blinded by your exceptional powers of cogitation. I really had never considered it from that perspective. How foolish of me !
     
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    Frogfish Gone to Redcafe Member

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    Hmm no it's factually correct ... we'll make up the goal difference once Mo returns to form.

    I've been corrected !

    It would be hilarious to see City in 4th for a few weeks. Pep would blow a fuse.
     
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    Gerry_A_Trick Very Well-Known Member

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    8 points clear of Chelsea
     
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    dantes Well-Known Member

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    You just need some more cogitation, and you'll see it is indeed factually incorrect.
     
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    Frogfish Gone to Redcafe Member

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    Oh God yes. I'm clearly stupefied at the sheer possibility of City dropping to 4th !
     
  20. Judge Jules

    Judge Jules SCM Addict Member

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    Well, I did say "most of the time". :p I guess my point was that the choice should depend on the whole package that each player can offer at the time the game takes place, taking pace into account but not basing the decision on that alone, and I certainly agree that if Gomez' form has improved sufficiently he'd be favourite to play.
     
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